Active Layer Monitoring Network, Mackenzie Valley

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region

Tags: physical sciences, active layer, permafrost, climate change, environmental change, snow, thaw depth

Principal Investigator: Nixon, Mark (15)
Licence Number: 12066
Organization: Terrain Sciences Division, GSC, Energy Mines and Resources
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Jennifer Dolecki

Objective(s): To carry out a spring survey of installed sites between Richards Island and Norman Wells; to conduct a scouting and snow survey of potential sites from Norman Wells to Fort Simpson; to monitor stations previously installed between Norman Wells and the Arctic Coast; to complete installation of monitoring system between Fort Simpson and the Arctic Coast.

Project Description: The researchers will take observations and introduce markers at monitoring tube sites; observe and measure snow conditions at tube sites; scout potential sites south of Norman Wells and observe and measure snow conditions at potential sites.